Tue 14 Apr 2020

Artists Stay Home and Stay Safe

Stay Home - Perrie Edwards

Artists, they’re just like us!

Seriously though, at this current time in history we are all in the exact same boat needing to take care of ourselves and others and stay home and social distance — artists included.

Unlike us however, artists are normally used to touring, being on stage and generally just being around others. So, what happens when you put them in isolation? Find out below, what 10 artists are up to while at home.

Perrie Edwards

You’ve likely downloaded Tik Tok while at home, we all have, including Little Mix’s very own Perrie Edwards. However, Perrie took it one step further with one of the best dance routines yet. #CoupleGoals


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Precautionary self isolation can be fun❗️

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Going into a whole new realm of creativity, Perrie even started her own musical while at home. We think she’ll soon be crowned Queen of Quarantine!


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My fair lady – I could have danced all night

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Sam Smith

As soon as everything started closing, there was a rush of online fitness routines popping up everywhere. While we might feel empowered by attending our favourite fitness class with an uplifting teacher and group of motivating friends, exercise at home can be difficult for the best of us. Motivation in general is tough at the minute.

Sam Smith opened up about his own difficulties with exercise, especially during this time, suggesting an app that’s helped him. He also encouraged everyone to stay hopeful and stay inside. We love you, Sam!


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Exercise has always been hard for me. I’ve always found it so difficult and challenging to motivate myself and also found it to be very linked with my body shame and difficulties with food. During this time I know a lot of you will be struggling and feeling low because of current situations and exercise might seem like the last thing you want to do right now. IF you have time however, I’ve been using this app called ‘FIIT’ (I’ll find them and tag them at the end of this) and they are really really good. You can make it as easy or as hard as you want, but I find it kind and cozy and helpful. Hope this helps if you are like me and hate being out of breath 😂❤️ Love to you all this Tuesday. Stay hopeful and stay inside 😘 @fiit

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We couldn’t post the above, without the below. Think we might need to frame this:

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How’s everyone doing today?? Staying active?? Missing other humans so much ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤 @kookoo.s

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Now more than ever, is a chance to spend time with yourself. Looking inwards can be difficult however at a time like this, particularly when the fear and paranoia can be so loud between all your other thoughts. The one and only Lizzo has taken this all into account and hosted a beautiful meditation session for her followers. A lovely way to practice connectivity during the social distance.


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A practice in connectivity during this social distance. Please enjoy.

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Jax Jones

Thinking of taking up a new hobby with more time on your hands? What about learning a new musical instrument? Jax Jones has gone all Miss Congeniality in a water glass music attempt. We must admit, we’re quite impressed!

Make sure you watch the full video 😉


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This is actually crazy

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Selena Gomez

Have you turned to all of the streaming to help get you through these quiet days? Same! We were running out of ideas of what to put on next. Thankfully, Selena Gomez has been doing the exact same and wrote out a full recommendation list for her followers.

Not only does it include movies, but music, books, podcasts & even Instagram accounts to follow. Into it! Thanks, Selena 😊


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Trying to take a cute/serious pic of me cooking but then felt embarrassed so I’m using the candid where I look so happy but I really feel kinda cheesy. 😏 Anyway, I shared a few lists in my stories of things I’m watching, listening to and reading to keep me positive and help pass the time. Hope it helps you 💖 For music: “If the World Was Ending” – JP Saxe & Julia Michaels “You Say” – Lauren Daigle “Snowchild” – The Weeknd “The Blessing” – Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes & Elevation Worship “The Box” – Roddy Rich For movies: Invisible Man Jennifer’s Body American Hustle Uncut Gems Clueless Sugar and Spice After the Wedding Zodiac Election Flirting with Disaster For shows: The Morning Show Good Girls The Servant SNL (re-runs) The Mind Explained For books: “Becoming” – Michelle Obama “The Undocumented Americans” – Karla Cornejo Villavicencio “Signs” – Laura Lynne Jackson For podcasts: On Purpose with Jay Shetty Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me A New Earth – Oprah & Eckhart Tolle Get Sleepy For accounts to follow: @tinykitchentm @jessicayellin @selenagomez.doll @chloeiscrazy @nostalgia.video

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Bombay Bicycle Club

We’re known for a bit of shower singing ourselves, especially when we’re home alone, but if we’re honest, we’re not exactly pros. Looks like Bombay Bicycle Club’s front man, Jack Steadman has also been signing while at home on his own!

We’re absolutely blown away by his solo harmonizing of “Racing Stripes” – how beautiful is this? Looks like he’s taking requests too! Be right back while we get our request in.


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Comment below for requests

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Laura Marling

Due the coronavirus lockdown, Laura graced us all with her latest album, earlier than expected, Song For Our Daughter.


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Song For Our Daughter. ⠀ New album released 10th April. Link in bio.

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Not only was this a beautiful surprise for our ears, but Laura took this kindness one step further! She’s been posting an ongoing series on her Instagram page of guitar tutorials — check out her feed, as well as her tutorial highlight, where even more are saved. Laura’s latest lesson features a how-to for one of the songs from her brand new album, “The End Of The Affair.”

Be right back, we’re going to tune our guitar!


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Standard Tuning

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Tom Walker

Anyone looking for a joiner? We know him as singer-songwriter, but ‘man who has made door’ will soon need adding to Tom Walker’s CV! Like many of us, working on household tasks we’ve been putting off for ages (we’ll get to it eventually, we all say), Tom is taking on DIY while staying home.

This is both entertaining and impressive all in one. Go on, Tom!

Natasha Bedingfield

Okay we admit it, sometimes being at home can get outright boring — Natasha Bedingfield knows what we mean. Turning to Tik Tok has been a popular move for anyone with wifi, but have you heard the story behind the track being used in Natasha’s video?


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Here’s the lowdown:

Tik Tok user @curtisroach uploaded this video to Tik Tok:

@curtisroachYou ever be bored at the house bored?🔥🔥 ##checkthisout ##bored ##fyp ##foryou ##xycba ##rap ##viral♬ BORED IN THE HOUSE – Curtis Roach

Tyga then used the sound in his Tik Tok video, which got 5 million views!

A couple weeks later, Tyga features the original singer of the song in his latest track:

Curtis Roach sent his verse through email, and they shot the video in their houses, while social distancing:

So if there was ever inspo to create while you’re at home – THIS is it. Imagine an artist getting in touch with you about your original Tik Tok? #Motivational

Declan McKenna

We couldn’t highlight artists self distancing without mentioning Declan McKenna. While Declan is at home on his own, he’s certainly got creative! Introducing the Declan McKenna band – which we mean all kinds of literally:


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Here’s Declan McKenna’s performance from today on @sundaybrunchc4, featuring Declan McKenna

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That must have taken him forever to film! Totally worth it though, we couldn’t stop watching.

Speaking of not being able to turn away. It looks like this Declan McKenna crew is doing more than just singing. Check out their version of the Renegade Tik Tok dance  challenge – we’re obsessed with this one!


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#renegade #tiktok #humanbeing

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What are you getting up to while at home? Tweet us @gigsandtours as we’re taking every kind of suggestion!

Remember, stay home and stay safe everyone 😊